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Spoor & Fisher | South Africa | 16 May 2022

Copyright in South Africa: FAQs

In most countries, unlike other forms of IP protection provided for by statute, copyright need not be registered. It subsists automatically. There is one exception in South Africa: the copyright subsisting in cinematograph films, which also vests automatically but can also be registered. This article is part of a series answering FAQs about IP rights in South Africa.
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 17 Jan 2022

Copyright in Peru: FAQs

In Peru, in order to be protected by copyright, a work must be a product of human creativity, able to be disclosed or reproduced by any means and original. This article answers FAQs about copyright protection in Peru.
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Global | 3 Jan 2022

Blockchain and its role in intellectual property

Blockchain presents a series of advantages that can be beneficial in the field of intellectual property. It provides safe and stable records that are difficult to eliminate, enabling users to store updated copies of information and have control over the operations and information that are entered into the system. Blockchain systems can also prevent malicious attacks and result in fewer......
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Gorodissky & Partners | Russia | 17 Dec 2021

Software and databases in Russia

Software and databases are intangible products and are viewed as the key technical and commercial tools on the IT market. This article highlights the most important aspects that a company's business and legal team should be aware of when dealing with Russian software and databases and maximising their potential.
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Spoor & Fisher | South Africa | 6 Dec 2021

IP primer for start-ups in South Africa

Intellectual property for start-ups and small or medium-sized enterprises might mean branding, customer data, tech, software or even apps. All of these and more form an integral part of the commercial value of such companies and are worth protecting. The goal of this article is to outline some of the basics in this regard in the context of South Africa.
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K&L Gates LLP | Global, United Kingdom | 2 Nov 2021

Should Copyright Exceptions Apply to AI Mined Data? And Other Questions Raised Under the UKIPO Consultation on Artificial Intelligence and Copyright and Patents

On Friday 29 October, the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (the “UKIPO”) launched a consultation entitled “Artificial Intelligence and IP: copyright…
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Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, Canada, etc. | 15 Apr 2021

Cryptocurrency: Key risks and guidance for businesses

Tips on how to respond to the changing regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies and assets in key jurisdictions around the globe.
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Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC | Mexico | 8 Oct 2018

Mexico

Copyright protection and the copyright legal system in Mexico derives from article 28 of the Federal Constitution.
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Chang Tsi & Partners | China | 1 Oct 2018

Brand Owner Held Ransom Based on Design Infringement Claims

Infringers in China are getting bolder. Recently, we have been made aware of third party registrations of package designs used to hold brand owners…
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Wanhuida Intellectual Property | China | 24 Sep 2018

Outlook for IP and brand owners in the context of China's institutional reform

The Central Committee of the Communist Party recently released the Plan on Deepening the Reform of Party and State Institutions, providing insight into how the government will be run in the medium to long term following the State Council's plan to streamline governance. As part of the government overhaul, the State Intellectual Property Office will be restructured to integrate the......
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